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Mar 16, 2019 Martin Braun
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Martin Braun, History and Romance in Graeco-Oriental Literature (Basil Blackwell: Oxford, 1938).
Topics: Greek novels, ancient novels, ancient fiction, resistance, hellenism
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Lucian of Samosata, complete works in 8 volumes with Greek and English (Loeb Classical Library, LCL)
Topics: Lucian, works
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Josephus, Life, Against Apion, Jewish War, Jewish Antiquities (to book 14) (Loeb Classical Library in 7 volumes).  Volumes 8-10 (covering Antiquities books 15-20) are not yet in the public domain and are therefore excluded here.  Public domain.
Topics: Josephus, Jewish War, Jewish Antiquities, Judean War, Judean Antiquities, Against Apion, ancient...
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Jan 5, 2018 F.H. Colson, G.H. Whitaker, Ralph Marcus
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The complete works of Philo of Alexandria (Loeb Classical Library in 12 volumes).  Public domain.
Topics: Philo, Judaism, Alexandria, diaspora
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Jan 4, 2018 Ernest Cary
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Dio Cassius Roman History (Loeb Classical Library in 9 volumes), with Greek and English translation by Ernest Cary.  Public domain.
Topics: Roman history, Dio Cassius
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Diodoros of Sicily (Diodorus Siculus), Library of History (Loeb Classical Library LCL in 10 volumes), with Greek and English translation by C.H. Oldfather. Public domain.
Topics: history, roman history, Diodorus Siculus, diodoros of Sicily, Loeb, LCL
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Jan 4, 2018 Horace Leonard Jones
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Gathered here are all 8 volumes of the Loeb Classical Library translation of Strabo's Geography, with Greek and English (translation by Horace Leonard Jones) on facing pages.  Public domain.
Topics: strabo, greco-roman literature, geography, ancient ethnography, Roman empire
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E.L. Hicks, C.T. Newton, Gustav Hirschfeld, and F.H. Marshall, The Collection of Ancient Greek Inscriptions in the British Museum (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1874-1916), 4 volumes in one.  Public domain. This one pdf file combines all four volumes (with bookmarks for each volume): GIBM I - Attica (by Newton); GIBM II - Greece, Thrace, Bosporos, Greek Islands (by Newton); GIBM III - Asia Minor (A): Priene, Iasos, Ephesos (by Hicks); GIBM IV - Asia Minor (B): Knidos, Halikarnassos, Didyma...
Topics: inscriptions, epigraphy, greece, rome, greco-roman world
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Feb 3, 2016 Hirschfeld and Marshall
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E.L. Hicks, C.T. Newton, Gustav Hirschfeld, and F.H. Marshall, The Collection of Ancient Greek Inscriptions in the British Museum (4 volumes; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1874-1916).  This is volume 4, parts 1 and 2 edited by Gustav Hirschfeld and F.H. Marshall. GIBM IV.  This is in the public domain. As far as I could find, this is the only digital copy available.  I have cut up my own copy and scanned it at 400dpi for quality.
Topics: inscriptions, epigraphy, asia minor, halikarnassos, knidos
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Josef Keil and Adolf Wilhelm, “Vorläufiger Bericht über eine Reise in Kilikien,” JÖAI 18 (1915) 19-34.
Topics: Cilicia, epigraphy, inscriptions, archeology
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Dec 11, 2015 Rudolf Heberdey and Adolf Wilhelm
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Rudolf Heberdey and Adolf Wilhelm, Reisen in Kilikien , Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, philosophisch-historische Klasse 44.6 (Vienna: Alfred Hölder, 1896).
Topics: epigraphy, inscriptions, Cilicia, Kilikia, Greco-Roman, archeology
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Philip A. Harland, Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society.  Second edition (with links to inscriptions).  Kitchener, ON: Philip A. Harland, 2013 (279 pages; PDF file size: 5.2 MB).  If you wish to make a contribution for your use of the book, please visit the author's webpage at: http://philipharland.com/associations/associations-synagogues-and-congregations-home/download-the-book/.
Topics: ancient history, early christianity, ancient judaism, synagogues, congregations, associations,...
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Jul 19, 2015 Ida Cox
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Ida Cox, Volume 2: Fountain Vintage Blues Series FB-304 (UK pressing).  Original recordings from 1923-24 (public domain).  This is a needle drop recording of an LP using Technics SL1200 with AT 150mLa - Bryston pre - M-Audio 2496.
Topic: Blues
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Blind Lemon Jefferson, The Collection: 20 Blues Greats (1925-29; now in the public domain).  This is a needle drop recording of the Italian pressing by Deja Vu label DVLP 2073 (using a Technics SL 1200 with AT 150MLa - Bryston pre - M-Audio 2496 -- FLAC.files).
Topics: Country Blues, delta blues, Blind Lemon Jefferson
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Jun 19, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This final episode in the series looks at some ways in which Satan still finds a place within modern culture.  After discussing the importance of the film Nosferatu (1922), I discuss Satanic imagery within the country blues (1930s) and rock and roll.  Then I conclude with a discussion of two Satanic conspiracies of the 1980s, the Satanic ritual abuse scare and the notion of backmasking in rock and roll.
Topics: Satan, devil, backmasking, film, country blues, rock
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Jun 18, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This episode looks at the modern, ironic portrayal of Mephistopheles in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust (ca. 1800), which suggests some future directions for a relatively harmless and even powerless Satan in the modern period.
Topics: Satan, Goethe, Faust, Mephisto, pact with the devil
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Jun 17, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This episode looks at the way in which Milton (in Paradise Lost ) pulled together many different elements into an early modern portrayal of a traditional Satan with some notable twists.
Topics: Milton, Paradise Lost, Satan, devil, beelzebub, belial, poetry, early modern
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Jun 17, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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In this episode, I explore how Satanic images and stories were used to combat enemies during the Reformation period (1500s), finishing with a discussion of Menno Simons' piece on identifying the Antichrist.
Topics: Reformation, satan, devil, papacy, martin luther, Menno Simons
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Jun 15, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This episode looks at the place of Satan or the Devil in witchcraft accusations of the period 1400-1600, building on Robin Briggs' theory expounded in Witches and Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft (London: Penguin Books, 1998).
Topics: satan, devil, witchcraft, witches, trials, sabbat, black mass, pact, Percy
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Jun 11, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This episode considers some Medieval perspectives on Satan and demons, considering stories of everyday interactions between humans and demons and looking at the role of Satan within one particular movement, the Cathars.
Topics: Satan, demons, medieval, inquisitions, cathars, heresies
This episode discusses some medieval images of Satan and Hell with a special focus on Dante's Inferno .
Topics: satan, hell, dante, inferno, judas, medieval culture
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Jun 11, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This episode looks at images of torture in hell that are first seen in the Apocalypse of Peter before going on to the notion of Christ's descent into hell in other writings, including the so-called Gospel of Nicodemus .
Topics: satan, hell, apocalypse of peter, gospel of nicodemus, torture, lex talionis, law of retaliation,...
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Jun 11, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This episode looks at how certain followers of Jesus, including the authors of Revelation and the gospels, expressed their notions of Hell and the afterlife.
Topics: satan, hell, gospels, revelation, apocalypse of john, afterlife
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Jun 11, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This episode situates the emergence of Hell and notions of an afterlife within Judean apocalypticism in light of the earliest reference to the punishment of fallen angels in 1 Enoch (ca. 225 BCE).
Topics: Satan, hell, 1 enoch, judaism, judean culture, afterlife, heaven, apocalypticism
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Jun 11, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This episode looks at the cultural predecessors of Hell and the afterlife in the Ancient Near East, Israel and Persia, setting the stage for discussion of Judean and Christian developments in the following episodes.
Topics: hell, sheol, satan, judaism, zoroastrianism
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Jun 10, 2015 Philip A. Harland
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This episode looks at how the rhetoric of Satan and demons played a role in internal debates and the construction of "heresies" in the era of the so-called Church Fathers.
Topics: satan, church fathers, justin martyr, heresies, heretics
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C.T. Newton, ed., The Collection of Ancient Greek Inscriptions in the British Museum: Part III. Priene, Iasos, and Ephesos .  Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1890.  Public domain.  (posted by Philip A. Harland) This is a much cleaner and more complete scan of this work than others online.  There are other defective scans of this work (where the scanner manually picked up the book in the midst of scans), so I have cut mine up and scanned it.  The only issue you will find is that the header (and...
Topics: inscriptions, british museum, asia minor, history, epigraphy, Priene, Iasos, Ephesos, Ephesus
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Giulio Jacopi, "Nuove epigrafi dalle sporadi meridionali," Clara Rhodos 2 (1932) 165-256.  A hard-to-find collection of Greek inscriptions from Rhodos on the island of Rhodes (commentary in Italian).
Topics: rhodes, epigraphy, inscriptions, rhodos, ancient history
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Feb 10, 2015 Gifford
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Oenomaus of Gadara, Detection of Deceivers, or Charlatans Exposed (Γοήτων φώρα) As cited in Eusebius, Praeparatio Evangelica = Preparation for the Gospel 5.18-36 and 6.7. Translation with modifications from Gifford, Eusebii Pamphili Evangelicae Praeparationis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1903). Introductory note (by Philip A. Harland): Oenomaus (Oinomaos) of Gadara in Palestine was a Cynic philosopher (probably in the second century CE, during the reign of Hadrian) who wrote a...
Topics: Cynics, cynic philosophy, divination, oracles, delphi, eusebius, Oenomaus, Oinomaos, critique of...
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Feb 8, 2015 Karl Buresch
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Buresch, K. 1898. Aus Lydien: Epigraphisch- geographische Reisefrühhte . Leipzig: Teubner. A collection and study of Hellenistic and Roman era inscriptions from the region of Lydia in Asia Minor.
Topics: inscriptions, epigraphy, lydia, asia minor
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Dec 5, 2014 R. D. Hicks, Diogenes Laertius
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R.D. Hicks, Diogenes Laertius.  Lives of Eminent Philosophers , volume 1.  Loeb Classical Library 184.  Cambridge: HUP, 1925.  Public domain.  Volume 1, containing books 1-5.  Volume I.  LCL.
Topics: Diogenes Laertius, ancient philosphers, philosophy, roman empire
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Dec 5, 2014 R.D. Hicks, Diogenes Laertius
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R.D. Hicks, Diogenes Laertius.  Lives of Eminent Philosophers . LCL. Cambridge: HUP, 1925 (public domain).  Volume 1 (containing books 1-5). Loeb Classical Library 184.  Volume I
Topics: Diogenes Laertius, ancient philosophers, philosophy, roman history
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Nov 9, 2014 Bernadotte Perrin
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Bernadotte Perrin, Plutarch's Lives (Loeb Classical Library (London / Cambridge, MA: Heinemann / Harvard University Press, 1914-1926), 11 volumes (combined in one pdf).  Public domain.   Complete Plutarch's Lives with English and Greek.
Topics: Plutarch, ancient biography, lives, bioi, roman literature, greek literature
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Oct 27, 2014 Ralph Marcus
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Ralph Marcus, Josephus: Jewish Antiquities , vol. 8 (VIII) (Loeb Classical Library / LCL; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1943). Ralph Marcus passed away in December of 1956.  His works are now in the public domain. This version corrects pagination problems in other pdfs on archive and elsewhere, which have scrambled pages beginning around p. 584. Use this corrected version instead.
Topics: Josephus, Antiquities, Loeb, Judaism, Judean
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Arthur Darby Nock, Conversion: The Old and the New in Religion from Alexander the Great to Augustine of Hippo.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1933 .  Arthur Darby Nock passed away on January 11, 1963. His works are now in the public domain.
Topics: roman religion, greek religion, early christianity, associaitons
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Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana .  English-only combination of both volumes of Conybeare's 1912 Loeb translation in one file (for ease of use by undergraduate students).  The introduction, alternating Greek pages, and indices have been removed, leaving only the English translation for all of books 1-8 (the complete work).  Public domain.
Topics: Philostratus, Apollonius of Tyana, translation
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Jun 11, 2014 Hiller von Gaertringen
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Hiller von Gaertringen, Inschriften von Priene . Berlin, G. Reimer, 1906. Greek inscriptions of Priene in Asia Minor.  Public domain.
Topics: Priene, epigraphy, inscriptions, asia minor, greek, genealogy
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Volume 4 of Latyshev, Inscriptiones antiquae orae septentrionalis Ponti Euxini Graecae et Latinae .  Petropoli: Societas Archaeolicae Imperii Russici, 1901 (vol. IV).  Greek and Latin Inscriptions of the Black Sea Area, volume 4. Public domain. Includes Greek and Latin inscriptions from Olbia, Chersonessus, Neapolis in Scythia, Theodosia, and from Panticapaeum, Phanagoria, Gorgippia and Tanais in the Bosporan kingdom.
Topics: epigraphy, inscriptions, bosporan kingdom, bosporus, black sea
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May 22, 2014 W.C. Firebaugh
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Translation from W. C. Firebaugh, The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter. Complete and unexpurgated translation by W. C. Firebaugh, in which are incorporated the forgeries of Nodot and Marchena, and the readings introduced into the text by De Salas (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922). Public domain. Modified by Philip A. Harland, removing forged sections (checking against Loeb volume) and modernizing some of the translations. Introductory note: The Satyrica (“satyr-like adventures”) is usually...
Topics: Petronius, Satyrica, Satyricon, Firebaugh translation, roman novel
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Oct 21, 2013 Otto Weinreich
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Otto Weinreich, Stiftung Und Kultsatzungen Eines Privatheiligtums in Philadelphia in Lydien (Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, philosophisch-historische Klasse, volume 16; Heidelberg: Carl Winters Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1919).  Book length article about LSAM 20 = SIG³ 985 in German, dealing with the foundation of a cult association.
Topics: associations, lydia, asia minor, ancient religion, Agdistis, Zeus
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Oct 18, 2013 Erich Ziebarth
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Erich Ziebarth, Das Griechische Vereinswesen (Stuttgart: S. Hirzel, 1896).  Public domain work on guilds and associations in the ancient world (in German.)
Topics: guilds, associations, ancient history, Greek world
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Oct 17, 2013 Franz Poland
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Franz Poland, Geschichte des griechischen Vereinwesens (Leipzig: Teubner, 1909). Public domain work in German about voluntary associations and guilds in the ancient world.  654 pages in original work (332 pages as a pdf).
Topics: associations, ancient history, guilds, inscriptions, social history
In the first of two episodes dealing with the Church Fathers, here I look at how Justin Martyr and Origen contribute to the story of Satan and his demons in countering external opponents.
Topics: Satan, Devil, Church Fathers, Celsus, Origen, Justin Martyr, ancient history, early Christianity
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Sep 23, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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Here I examine "On the Origin of the World" (one of the writings found at Nag Hammadi), which attributes to the creator God (Yaldabaoth) of the Hebrew Bible many of the negative attributes and motivations found in developing stories about Satan.  The result is a Satanic creator god and a wise serpent in the garden who brings knowledge ( gnosis ) and salvation.
Topics: satan, demiurge, gnosticism, gnosis, yaldabaoth, ancient judaism, early christianity, serpent,...
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Sep 23, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss the expanded story of Adam and Eve that emerged around the turn of the common era as a way of explaining the motivations of Satan (primarily jealousy) in connection with both the creation of humans in the image of God and the serpent in the garden.
Topics: Satan, Devil, Life of Adam and Eve, ancient Judaism, early Christianity, ancient history
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Sep 23, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss Satan in John's Apocalypse (Revelation), pointing out how this author pulls together many strands of the story of Satan and does so to demonize an external power: the Roman empire.
Topics: Satan, the Devil, John's Apocalypse, Revelation, early Christianity, ancient Judaism, ancient...
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Sep 18, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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Here I introduce Paul's apocalyptic worldview and go on to discuss the way in which some early Christian authors or leaders (e.g. Paul and the elder John) used the language or rhetoric of Satan or evil personified figures (e.g. Antichrist) to label and combat internal opponents within the Christian communities.
Topics: ancient history, early christianity, satan, devil, antichrist, ancient judaism, apostle paul,...
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Sep 16, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss how the authors of the synoptic gospels portray Jesus in conflict with demons and with the Devil.
Topics: satan, devil, beelzebub, early christianity, ancient history, ancient judaism, gospel of mark,...
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Sep 16, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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Here I continue to trace the development of evil personified figures in Judean literature around the turn of the first century BCE, focussing on Mastema (Enmity personified) and Beliar or Belial (Worthless One).  I also discuss the Princes of Darkness and of Light in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Topics: Satan, Judaism, devil, beliar, belial, mastema, jubilees, dead sea scrolls, early christianity,...
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Sep 16, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss 1 Enoch's expanded story of the fallen angels headed by Azazel and Semyaz (based an interpretation of Genesis 6), which came to play a crucial role in the emerging story of Satan.
Topics: Satan, devil, 1 enoch, fallen angels, ancient Judaism, early Christianity, Genesis, flood, Hebrew...
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Sep 16, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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Here I explore other building blocks of Satan's story from Israelite culture by looking at arrogant foreign kings and angels or messengers of God in the Hebrew Bible.
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Topics: Satan, Judaism, Israelite culture, Hebrew Bible, Devil, religion, ancient history
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Sep 10, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss the battle between Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu in Persian Zoroastrianism in relation to the role of Satan within Judean apocalypticism.
Topics: satan, devil, zoroaster, zoroastrianism, apocalypticism, ahura mazda, angra mainyu, ancient...
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Sep 10, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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This episode continues to consider the centrality of the "combat myth" for the subsequent origins of Satan, considering Ugaritic (Canaanite) and Israelite examples of a god slaying a chaos monster, such as Leviathan.
Topics: Satan, personified evil, cultural history, religion, canaanite religion, israelite religion,...
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Sep 10, 2013 Philip A. Harland
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This series of the podcast investigates the origins, history and functions of personified evil from ancient Judean and Christian culture to modern, Western culture.  We begin with what you might call the pre-history of Satan by exploring the building blocks of what ultimately became the story of Satan within Judean (Jewish) and Christian circles.  The first among the predecessors of Satan are monsters (who are also gods) found within Mesopotamian mythology in the second and first millenia...
Topics: religion, ancient judaism, mesopotamia, israelite, combat myth, satan, devil, evil personified,...
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Apr 25, 2012 Philip A. Harland
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This final episode in the series continues the discussion of how negative ethnic stereotypes (including accusations of human sacrifice, cannibalism, and incest) impacted immigrant associations and cultural minorities, including groups of Jesus followers.
Topics: Christians, stereotypes, cannibalism, human sacrifice, early Christianity, immigrants
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Apr 25, 2012 Philip A. Harland
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This and the following episode explore ethnic stereotypes as they impacted associations of Judeans and Jesus-followers, placing these groups within the context of ethnic rivalries. In this episode, I discuss common negative stereotypes about Judeans found within writings of the elites, particularly the Roman Tacitus and the Greek Egyptian Apion.
Topics: Jews, Judeans, ethnic rivalry, Judaism, identity, stereotypes, sociology
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Apr 24, 2012 Philip A. Harland
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Here I continue to discuss groups of Jesus followers in Asia Minor with case studies of 1 Peter and Revelation (John's Apocalypse), focussing on both indications of identity construction or maintenance and signs of assimilation or acculturation.
Topics: 1 Peter, new testament, early christianity, acculturation, assimilation, identity
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Apr 24, 2012 Philip A. Harland
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This episode introduces groups of early Jesus-followers within the context of associations, Judeans, and cultural minority groups, setting the stage for case studies of Jesus groups in Asia Minor (parts 2-3).
Topics: early christianity, associations, jesus, christianity
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Jan 31, 2012 Philip A. Harland
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This episode continues the discussion of Judean immigrant associations, turning to archeological evidence for assimilation and integration in the Roman era. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: jewish, judean, immigrants, roman empire, greco-roman world, religion, jewish diaspora, josephus,...
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Jan 24, 2012 Philip A. Harland
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This episode introduces Judean (Jewish) associations or synagogues in the Greek cities of the Roman empire and begins to consider evidence in Josephus' Judean Antiquities regarding the first century BCE. This sets the stage for other episodes on the archeological and epigraphic evidence regarding Judean immigrant groups in the Roman era. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: Jewish diaspora, judeans, roman empire, greco-roman religion, josephus, acculturation
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Aug 31, 2011 Philip A. Harland
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This episode continues the discussion of Syrian, Phoenician and Israelite (Samaritan) ethnic groups or immigrant associations, moving into the Roman imperial period. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: associations, roman empire, greco-roman religion, judeans, israelites
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Aug 31, 2011 Philip A. Harland
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This episode involves a case study of Syrian or Phoenician ethnic groups or immigrant associations in the ancient Mediterranean, preparing the way for a comparison with other groups of immigrants from the eastern coast of the Mediterranean -- namely Israelites and Judeans (Jews). This episode deals primarily with the Hellenistic period in the second and first centuries BCE and the following episode continues on into the Roman imperial period. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the...
Topics: roman empire, greco-roman religious, phoenicians, syrians, associations, judeans, jews, christians
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Aug 12, 2011 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss concepts of identity, assimilation, and other sociological and anthropological tools for studying immigrant groups or ethnic associations in the ancient context, preparing the way for an investigation of Phoenician, Judean, and other immigrant groups or cultural minorities. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: associations, christianity, judaism, immigrants, identity, ethnicity, ethnic groups, roman empire,...
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Jul 18, 2011 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss the relation between associations and the Roman empire, including Roman authorities and the emperors. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: associations, Roman empire, Christianity, Judaism, imperial cults, honors
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Jul 18, 2011 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss the relation between associations and Greco-Roman society with a focus on the Greek polis or city. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: associations, Greco-Roman society, polis
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Apr 4, 2011 Philip A. Harland
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Using Josephus and Philo as a starting point, here I discuss how people in the ancient world, including Judeans (Jews), Christians, and others, sometimes expressed the identities of Judean synagogues and Christian congregations in terms of association-life. Although peculiar in some respects, Judean and Christian groups can be studied alongside other associations in the Greco-Roman world. This is part of series 7 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient...
Topics: associations, guilds, social history, roman empire, greco-roman world, hellenistic, religion, early...
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Apr 4, 2011 Philip A. Harland
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Here I explore the internal activities of associations, pointing to intertwined social, religious, and burial purposes that these groups served for their members. We take a close look at one particular association devoted to the god Zeus and the goddess Agdistis at Philadelphia in Asia Minor (LSAM 20). This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: associations, guilds, social history, roman empire, greco-roman world, hellenistic, religion, early...
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Apr 4, 2011 Philip A. Harland
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In this first episode of the series, I discuss our evidence for associations and guilds in the Greco-Roman world and outline the various types of these groups, including family-based, occupation-based, neighbourhood-based, and ethnic-based groups. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: associations, guilds, social history, roman empire, greco-roman world, hellenistic, religion, early...
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Nov 30, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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Here I further explore the first-person visionary account in Daniel chapters 7-12, our earliest example of an historical apocalypse as veiled history.
Topics: apocalypse, apocalypticism, end of the world, judaism, christianity, daniel, antiochus epiphanes
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Nov 30, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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Here I introduce the "historical apocalypse" of Daniel, including a discussion of the kingdoms in king Nebuchadnezzar's dream (ch. 2) and the historical context of chapters 7-12 (the apocalypse proper) during the time of the Hellenistic king Antiochus IV Epiphanes (in the 160s BCE).
Topics: apocalypse, apocalypticism, end of the world, judaism, christianity, daniel, antiochus epiphanes
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Nov 12, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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Here I examine the story of the fallen angels in 1 Enoch 1-36 in connection with its importance for Judean apocalypticism and I explore the idea of an otherworldly or cosmic journey apocalypse.
Topics: apocalpyse, apocalpyticism, fallen angels, satan, demons, judean, jewish
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Nov 12, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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Here I begin to introduce our earliest example of the Judean apocalyptic worldview and our first example of an otherworldly journey apocalypse as a type of literature, 1 Enoch (which most likely dates to about 225-200 BCE). The next episode examines the so called "Book of Watchers" in 1 Enoch chapters 1-36 in more detail.
Topics: apocalypticism, apocalypse, 1 enoch, judgement, end of the world, fallen angels, satan
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Oct 8, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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Here I continue to discuss the importance of the prophets in the Hebrew Bible for the subsequent development of apocalypticism, dealing with Zechariah and Isaiah 24-27 (sometimes known as the "Apocalypse of Isaiah)
Topics: prophets, apocalyptic, apocalypticism, apocalypse, zechariah, isaiah
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Oct 8, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss the importance of the prophets in the Hebrew Bible for the subsequent development of apocalypticism, beginning with a survey of important events in the history of Israel and discussion of a passage in Ezekiel (chs. 37-39).
Topics: apocalyptic, apocalypticism, prophets, Hebrew bible, israelite, ezekiel, exile, restoration
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Oct 1, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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Here I turn to Persia (Iran) in order to examine Zoroastrian apocalypticism and its relation to Judean apocalypticism. This is part of series 7 (Visions of the End: Apocalypticism) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: Zoroaster, zoroastrianism, apocalypticism, end of the world, persia, iranian
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Oct 1, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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Here I go back to the earliest Mesopotamian mythologies (starting about 3000 BCE) about the gods in order to trace a recurring pattern -- labeled the "combat myth" by scholars -- that later came to play a role in Judean (Jewish) apocalypticism. In particular I explore stories about a chaotic god or monster threatening the order of the universe and a young god's success in slaying the monster to restore order.
Topics: apocalypticism, apocalyptic, armageddon, ancient judaism, early christianity, end of the world,...
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Oct 1, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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In this first episode I begin to define apocalypticism with reference to (1) a worldview or ideology focused on an imminent end of the world, (2) social groupings that live out that worldview, and (3) a type writing or genre of literature (e.g. the book of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible and John's Revelation.in the New Testament). This is part of series 7 (Visions of the End: Apocalypticism) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: apocalypticism, apocalyptic, armageddon, ancient judaism, early christianity, end of the world,...
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Oct 1, 2010 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss first-century Judean concepts relating to an anointed one, or messiah, particularly a kingly messiah, and discuss contemporary figures who were viewed as kings. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: jesus, early christianity, messiah, king, judaism
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Jun 1, 2010 David Gray
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David Gray 25-05-2010 @Centre in the Square, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Source: Zoom H2 (44.1/16bit) > Audacity (equalization to draw out top end, some gain, track breaks and fades to eliminate crowd noise between tracks) > FLAC One Set 01 Fugitive (from Draw the Line [2009]) 02 Draw the Line (from Draw the Line) 03 Be Mine (from A New Day at Midnight [2002]) 04 Now and Always (from Life in Slow Motion [2005]) 05 Slow Motion (from Life in Slow Motion) 06 First Chance I Get (from Draw the...
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Aug 18, 2009 William Thomas Harland
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In these talks, Tom Harland (William Thomas Harland) interprets the Bible from a Christian viewpoint, applying its principles to everyday life. These are sermons that were delivered at Bethany Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada (dating from 1989-1990). There are a number of sermons on New Testament passages and a complete series on the prophet Isaiah. Trained as a cabinet-maker in the Belfast shipyards, Tom Harland (1931-1995) arrived in Canada in 1953. He later pursued an education at Toronto...
Topics: new testament, bible, sermons, isaiah, christian life, christianity, ethics, baptist
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Apr 21, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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Here I explain emperor worship and the various types of honours for the emperors as gods, including imperial cults at the provincial, civic, and local levels in Asia Minor. This is part of series 4 (Honouring the Gods in the Roman Empire) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: emperor worship, imperial cults, greco-roman religions
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Apr 11, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss the active role of the gods in punishing transgressors by focusing on indigenous practices in the region of Lydia, particularly the propitiation or confession inscriptions. This is part of series 4 (Honouring the Gods in the Roman Empire) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: confession inscriptions, propitiation, lydia, phrygia, roman empire, greco-roman religion, gods
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Apr 7, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss messages from the gods, or divination. One way in which the gods were thought to communicate with individuals, groups, and communities was through oracles such as those of Apollo at Claros and Didyma. This is part of series 4 (Honouring the Gods in the Roman Empire) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: apollo, oracles, greco-roman religion, roman empire, divination
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Apr 3, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss the way in which people in Roman times believed that gods saved them in their daily lives, focusing on the case of the healing sanctuary of Asklepios (Asclepius) at Pergamon (Pergamum). This is part of series 4 (Honouring the Gods in the Roman Empire) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: asklepios, asclepius, aesculapius, healing, roman empire, ancient religion, greco-roman religion,...
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Mar 31, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss civic cults in Asia Minor and Ephesus with a focus on the relationship between a city and its patron deity (in this case Artemis Ephesia). This is part of series 4 (Honouring the Gods in the Roman Empire) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: greco-roman religions, asia minor, ephesus, Artemis, civic cults, roman empire
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Mar 31, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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This is the introductory episode for a series that explores the various ways in which people in the Roman empire, especially in Asia Minor, honoured and communicated with their gods. This is part of series 4 (Honouring the Gods in the Roman Empire) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: greco-roman world, roman empire, religion, asia minor, greek religion, roman religion
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Feb 11, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss first-century Judean concepts of the prophet and place Jesus within the context of other figures who were viewed as prophets. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: historical jesus, early christianity, judaism
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Feb 10, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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Here I investigate the historical Jesus within the context of contemporaries who were viewed as healers and exorcists in first century Galilee and Judea. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: historical jesus, healing, miracles, early christianity, exorcism, exorcist
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Feb 9, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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This is the second of two episodes that consider the historical Jesus in the role of teacher. Here I discuss evidence regarding Jesus' conception of the "kingdom of God" and the scholarly debates regarding Jesus' present or (imminent) future focus. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: historical jesus, early christianity, kingdom of god
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Feb 9, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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This and the following episode consider the historical Jesus in the role of teacher. Here I discuss the form or method of his instruction, and begin to introduce the centrality of the "Kingdom of God" to his teachings. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: early Christianity, historical jesus, kingdom of god
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Feb 6, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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Here I consider evidence from Josephus and the Gospels regarding John the Baptist and his importance for studying the historical Jesus. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: early christianity, historical jesus, john the baptist, judaism
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Feb 6, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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In order to provide a context for Jesus in the role of a teacher, here I discuss contemporary educated Judean groups and leaders, including Sadducees, Pharisees, Essenes, and the Dead Sea sect. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: early christianity, historical jesus, judaism
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Feb 2, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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Here I discuss Jesus as a Galilean and a Judean. I do so by looking at cultural life associated with the temple in the first century and the relations between cultures in Judea and Galilee. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: Judaism, historical jesus, galilee, early christianity
Here I continue to place Jesus and Galilee within the broader context of Israelite history. This episode works through the Hellenistic and Roman periods, including the time of Jesus, and finishes with a discussion of social and economic life in first century Galilee and Judea. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: historical jesus, early christianity, new testament, judaism, christian origins
This and the following episode place Jesus and Galilee within the broader context of Israelite history. This episode begins with the Assyrian period (700s BCE) and concludes with the Persian period, with the construction of the second temple (ca. 500 BCE). This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: historical jesus, israelite history, galilee, judea
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Jan 28, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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This is the second of two episodes that explore two contrasting scholarly portraits of the historical Jesus, those of John Dominic Crossan (Jesus as egalitarian peasant) and E.P. Sanders (Jesus as apocalyptic prophet). This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: early Christianity, historical jesus, judaism, new testament, bible
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Jan 28, 2009 Philip A. Harland
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This and the following episode explore two contrasting scholarly portraits of the historical Jesus, those of John Dominic Crossan (Jesus as egalitarian peasant) and E.P. Sanders (Jesus as apocalyptic prophet). This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Topics: jesus, historical jesus, new testament, judaism, christianity